Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured claimants in Viewpark, Lanarkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Road accident claims in Viewpark
Viewpark drivers and other road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured because of another party's negligence.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Viewpark's roads, this road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Viewpark
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Official statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. They are typically lead to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by a falling object, a fall from height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like sprained wrists happening on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent trips having occurred recently.
When someone is injured as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
You could make a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award. To raise a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to welding rod fumes exposure.
Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Viewpark No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Viewpark injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Viewpark, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Take the first steps towards compensation
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of handling claims in Viewpark?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Viewpark, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to public place accidents.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Read Viewpark personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by injury lawyers can vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful when deciding which lawyer to instruct.
See - Solicitor reviews
Do I need to select a local Viewpark legal firm?
The location of the firm is less critical as injury cases now tend to be run by phone and email.
You will need to go with a law firm that offers national medical centres as you will be expected to go to a medical examination.
What are the road accident statistics in Viewpark
Accidents involving vehicles in Viewpark are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 633. Incidents in Viewpark in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A8 and A725 slip road and on the A721 and A725 roundabout.
Quittance's network of best of breed injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Viewpark.
What are the Viewpark work accident statistics?
The most recent 2019
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.